Here it comes, folks. The season where blogland is all abuzz about that crazy little conference we like to call Alt. If it’s new to you, Alt is a design and blogging conference held in late January in Salt Lake City. And when I say conference, I basically mean a three-day party/fashion show/blogging bootcamp.
Naturally, people lose their minds over what to wear to this thing, because these bloggers do not play around when it comes to getting decked out. My first year, I remember agonizing over what to pack and making a bunch of weird choices of things that I wouldn’t normally wear. Which only resulted in me being uncomfortable most of the time. Last year I think I got a little closer, with a few mistakes that I wish I would have left behind. This year, I’m sticking to my uniform — comfortable basics, a few fun accessories, and some pops of color and pattern to mix it up. (Oh, and by the way — I’ll be wearing the same color palette all week just to make packing easier.) After doing some online browsing, I came up with a wishlist for my Alt look this year.
Sweater. Hat. Necklace. Ring. Phone case. Boots. Tablet. Jeans. Bag.
For me, it’s gonna be all about being comfortable and accessories that will help me get my conference on. A big bag to tote my tech, a cute note pad to jot down important things, a good iPhone cover (to help with my Instagramming, obviously), and a few other touches. Oh, and that necklace is an absolute non-negotiable. And the beautiful thing is that rather than go crazy running around and shopping, I think I can mostly put things together from my own closet. The frenzy about what to wear at Alt sometimes reaches a fever pitch, and this year I’m all about keeping it simple and reasonable.
Are you heading to Alt this year? If you are, can’t wait to meet you there! And I’d love to hear if you have a style plan or if you’re just gonna wing it. xoxo